MAY 11 2012 21:51h
Three banks were robbed in Zagreb on Tuesday. The banks are in Rudes, at Zagreb Velesajam and on Vlaska Street. The last two were robbed within only half an hour.
Mirela Ban from PR department of Zagreb Police confirmed: “At 8.15 in the morning two unknown people wearing masks entered the bank in Dubrovnik Avenue at Zagreb Velesajam. They threatened the employees with guns and they took the certain amount of money”.
The same scenario was repeated half an hour later in the city center in Vlaska Street, only this time there was only one person committing the robbery. The police are looking for the robbers and it is still unknown how much money was stolen. The trend of such robberies was commented by the Mayor Milan Bandic in his special manner:
“Do you know where the robberies are to happen? They will happen in places where there is money. They won’t go to the woods or to Slavagora, for example, where my cottage is. There is nothing up there. No more joking. I expect the police to find the robbers and punish them. They should also prevent some future robberies”, Bandic said.
Nevertheless, he claims that the city of Zagreb is still a safe place to live. DubravkoJagic, the head of the Police Union, doesn’t agree. “There is the increase in number of crimes and the reason for that is the lack of professional police officers.”
“In my opinion, there are not enough police officers on the field, especially in Zagreb which is the biggest city. There should be at least thousand more professionals in the streets”, Jagic stressed the problem.
The ex-employee of MUP MarijanKraljevic King concluded: “There is also the problem of economic, social and moral crisis which affects the rate of crime.”
“Ordinary people become criminals. People who are desperate and don’t know what to do choose the easiest way and that’s how crime appears”, King explained. (Mediaservis)